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Another so called “free trial” has popped up in the UK that has caused consumers to get in touch with us. Two products called Nutrascience TARGETslim and NutraScience MAXtrim have complaints ranging from “false advertising” and “tried to cancel but couldn’t” seem to be common from frustrated consumers who have contacted us. We dig deeper into the patch and diet pills from Nutrascience Diet.

With the rise in so called free trials causing consumer misery when signed up for auto-billing programmes costing £75 and upwards per month, we reveal why you really should READ THE SMALL PRINT. Is the Nutrascience Diet free trial a scam? Read our review to find out more…

Nutrascience Pros

  • Nothing whatsoever

Nutrascience Cons

  • Free trial and auto-billing subscription
  • Lots of negative consumer reviews
  • Marketed with fake news sites
  • No company address details
  • No ingredients or amounts revealed
  • No money-back guarantee
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NutraScience Box

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Nutrascience Facts

  • Claims to be a “trial package” but appears to be a “free trial”
  • Lots of unsatisfied consumers and complaints
  • Charges £75 plus £4.95 after 14 days if not cancelled

To come across the two Nutrascience weight loss products you have most likely clicked on one of the numerous adverts displayed on other sites. You have then probably been shown a convincing looking news site with an attractive news reporter revealing the “surprising secrets” to burning fat quickly!

Unfortunately this is a complete scam!

As we have revealed in a couple of reviews and our “Guide to Refunds from Free Trial Diet Pill Scams” article, the news site is fake and the trial is ANYTHING BUT FREE!

In fact by signing up to this so-called free trial you will be opting in to an auto-billing programme that will cost you £75 per month plus £4.95 for shipping and handling. Certainly a shock when you next look at your credit card statement!

Many consumers have fallen for such free trials; we have revealed these in other reviews such as HCG Platinum, Avilean and more recently Slimtone Plus. The common theme amongst consumers is the difficulty in cancelling the auto-billing programme once realised they have unwittingly signed up to one!

Nutrascience Warnings:

  • Signing up to the “trial package” opts you into a auto-billing programme that charges you £75 + £4.95 shipping per month – until you cancel!
  • Numerous consumer complaints about the marketing and trouble cancelling
  • No ingredients revealed so you just DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TAKING!

What Does Nutrascience Claim To Do?

Looking at the Nutrascience sales page it’s immediately clear this is an Acai Berry product (well actually two products) that they claim can “Decrease your appetite and lose inches fast”!

Here is the nicely crafted web page:

Nutrascience Website

So What Is NutraScience and What Are The Ingredients For NutraScience?

There are two products in this package that have to be purchased together. Nutrascience TARGETslim is a patch that is applied to what they call the “target area”, suggesting you can focus the weight loss to areas of your body that most need it! Really, there is no evidence to suggest weight loss can ever be so precisely targeted!

The second product is Nutrascience MAXtrim that is suggested to contain a “unique combination of ingredients” specifically formulated to help weight loss.

Rather worryingly both of these Nutrascience products DO NOT REVEAL ANY OF THEIR INGREDIENTS or any amounts. So there is no way of knowing what really is in either product!!!

We can only guess that Acai Berry is present, how much, who knows!

So What Does All This Mean?

You are paying from £2.50 for two dieting products that you don’t know what the ingredients are, that has no evidence that it works, are not sure is safe, has lots of unsatisfied consumers and will start billing you £75 per month if you don’t cancel in 14 days!

Does Nutrascience Have Any Side Effects?

Impossible to tell!

NO INGREDIENTS are revealed or their amounts, so we have no idea what’s inside either the patches or the pills!

Any Nutrascience Reviews From Customers?

Yes there are and it seems that most if not all NutraScience CUSTOMER REVIEWS ARE BAD!

We found lots of complaints from consumers who have felt duped and scammed by the manufacturers of Nutrascience TargetSlim and Maxslim.

A number of consumer complaints can be found here:

At the time of writing 188 complaints have been filed on Scambook amounting to $46,609 total reported damages:

This suggests that Nutrascience are not a trustworthy company with which to give them your money!!!

So Does Nutrascience Work?

Impossible to know as no ingredients are revealed, no amounts are revealed, no clinically data is referenced ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT THESE PRODUCTS ARE REVEALED!

How Does the Nutrascience Free Trial Work?

Although not labelled as a “Free trial” they cleverly use the term “trial package”, it’s exactly the same. You will pay a small shipping and handling fee, in this case £4.95, or even £2.49 if you use the “SHIPSAVE” 50% promo code (which is clearly displayed on the website to make it look EVEN CHEAPER for you!).

Nutrascience Terms and ConditionsAfter completing your shipping details you are taken to a page to fill in your credit card details and by default the “Terms and Conditions” are automatically checked (see right). This not only means you are unlikely to check the terms and conditions but you are unaware of the auto-billing programme you have unwittingly signed up too!

The crucial part of the Terms and Conditions that has caused much frustration and financial woes for consumers is this VERY IMPORTANT bit (especially in bold!):


It’s also worth knowing that 14-day trial starts from the purchase date NOT from delivery date. They do not guarantee product delivery dates either. So you could find that you don’t receive any goods for 7 days, not leaving much time for you to cancel!

Is this a coincidence or part of the scam, we will let you decide!

Under the UK distance selling regulations you have 7 working days, beginning on the day after the goods were delivered in order to cancel and receive a full refund.

You can find out more information the UK Distance Selling Regulations from the Office of Fair Trading website here:

Is the Nutrascience Free Trial a Scam?

In a word, YES!

The company behind these products know that most consumers won’t read the terms and conditions and that they will at least get to charge one month before the consumer realises. If the company is lucky they get two months before the consumer realises!

Nutrascience Typical AdsAll the tricks in the book are used to convince consumers these are effective products at cheap (almost free) prices. From the initial advert seen on reputable websites (see typical ads left) to the fake news sites (see below), then on to the unbelievably cheap “free trial”. This is a well tested formula that has been shown to work for companies willingly to use such tactics.

Just ask, why should this company give you these diet products so cheaply and how do they make any money?

Below is an example of a fake news site that is used to promote Nutrascience diet products:

Nutrascience Fake News site

Be wary of any offer that seems just too good to be true, in most cases they simply are!

Watchdog Verdict


We never recommend buying a product that uses “free trials” or auto-billing programmes, unless you knowingly sign-up for a paid subscription service.

These products are marketed using fake news sites and attempt to get consumers unwittingly signed up to auto-billing solutions that can be difficult to get out of!

Many consumers have reported negative experiences with Nutrascience. We would suggest not becoming another one and avoid these products!

Based on our findings Nutrascience do not seem trustworthy. The “free trial” may seem appealing but forget to cancel within 14-days and you will be charged a hefty £75 plus £4.95 shipping per month. Not so free after all!

We reject Nutrascience TARGETslim and MAXtrim!

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Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.

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  1. Harriet says:

    I had no problem cancelling, read all the terms etc, emailed as soon as the pills arrived to cancel and got a reply which I saved incase I had any problems but non arose.

    Ingredients on my bottle:
    Acai Powder Pure – 100mg
    Cocoa Extract – 100mg
    Guarana Extract 4:1 – 75mg
    Green Tea Leaf – 40mg
    Bee Pollen – 40mg
    Citrus Aurantium Extract 12:1 – 25mg
    White Kidney Bean Extract 4:1 – 10mg

    Can’t comment on whether or not they work, yet to use them.

  2. Marie says:

    I got these know I don’t know what to do wether cancel my bank card and get a knew one I’m afraid to try them know and can’t afford to pay out all that money

  3. Dee says:

    I cancelled mine without any problems and have lost half a stone in 2 weeks.

  4. glenys pates says:

    i sent for a trial and paid postage and packaging ….i didnt try themm and went holiday …when i returned there was a parcel and when i went ot get it they told me it had been returned to the sender i assumed it could have been more pills and patches which i never ordered i didnt know anything about this until they stopped £75 out of my bank..I went to the bank and they said they would deal with it …now they say they cannot and i have to write to nutra science but i dont have an address ….does anyone on here have and address for nutra science please …glenys

  5. Ivonne Pizani says:

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  6. liz hoban says:

    had no problem at all cancelling. found a telephone number and rang and emailed and kept copy of email but didnt have any problem. lost 10lbs and ingredients ARE listed on the plastic bottle. as someone above has stated. years ago tried some which I didnt realise were almost 100% caffeine and gave me v bad palpitations.

  7. Kirsty Ockwell says:

    I tried this a few years ago and lost 2 stone in 2 months which I was happy with. The ingredients r on the bottle and got a deal as couldn’t afford the price as lady on other end of phone helped me with a discount at the time don’t think they do it now also I had no problems cancelling as I didn’t need to take them anymore. I got a leaflet with a number to call and what to do and what to eat with my products

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